Haruo Nakajima, the actor who first portrayed Japanese movie monster Godzilla, has died aged 88. His daughter Sonoe confirmed his death to the Associated Press, saying that Nakajima had died of pneumonia after being hospitalized last month. The Japanese actor wore the movie monster suit in 12 Godzilla films and appeared in Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
The star of the 1993 classic movie went to see the Broadway musical version on Tuesday and then returned Wednesday for another show. Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day, a film famously about reliving the same day over and over, is spotted at the Broadway show based on that film. So far the actor has seen it twice. Murray was reportedly weeping at the end of the Tuesday performance, saying later in an interview: “The idea that we just have to try again. We just have to try again. It’s such a beautiful, powerful idea.”
A Ghost Story (12A)
(David Lowery, 2017, US) 92 mins.
Supernatural drama film “A Ghost story” written and directed by David Lowery tops UK box office this week. The fourth feature film from the American film-maker David Lowery, A Ghost Story reunites Affleck and Rooney Mara, the two stars of Lowery’s acclaimed second feature, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. The director also brings from this previous film the hint of a Malickian influence in the slow-burning pacing and spiritual themes.
Australia’s deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, has said the government will examine whether Johnny Depp committed “perjury” by smuggling dogs into the country while knowing it was illegal.
Lumley suggested that Elba be given a new film project instead: “I think ‘Idris Elba for fab new fabness’ is what I would say, she further added. Along with Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston, Elba is among several actors widely tipped to take over from Daniel Craig in the role of Bond.